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Publisher Description

This book is intended to serve as an elementary edition for all studies of Egyptian Literature. Its object is to present a short series of specimens of Egyptian compositions, which represent all the great periods of literary activity in Egypt under the Pharaohs, to all who are interested in the study of the mental development of ancient nations. It is not addressed to the Egyptological specialist, to whom, as a matter of course, its contents are well known, and therefore its pages are not loaded with elaborate notes and copious references. In selecting the texts for translation in this book an attempt has been made to include compositions that are not only the best of their kind, but that also illustrate the most important branches of Egyptian Literature. Among these religious, mythological, and moral works bulk largely, and in many respects these represent the peculiar bias of the mind of the ancient Egyptian better than compositions of a purely historical character.

Contents:

The Pyramid Texts

Stories of Magicians who Lived under the Ancient Empire

The Book of the Dead

Books of the Dead of the Græco-Roman Period

The Egyptian Story of the Creation

Legends of the Gods

Historical Literature

Autobiographical Literature

Tales of Travel and Adventure

Fairy Tales

Egyptian Hymns to the Gods

Moral and Philosophical Literature

Miscellaneous Literature

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2019
March 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
211
Pages
PUBLISHER
E-artnow
SIZE
2
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